Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Remember Me?

Last January I sponsored a give away of my first pattern, the above jacket. The pattern was a prototype, no instructions were included, only pictures. My goal was to have feedback from those who received the pattern on how the jacket fit and any changes that those who made it thought I should make to the pattern. At this point, I have only had two who have completed the pattern. Today I am showcasing Nancy's jacket. She did a spectacular job. The above and the next three pictures are the pictures that were received with the pattern. 

And this in Nancy's version!!! Isn't it beautiful?

I especially love her choice for the closure on the vest. Simple, yet lovely, and so perfect with her choice of fabric.

She lined the vest with the silk that she used for the outside of the jacket.
An interior view of the strap that holds the front vest in place.

And the back. So pretty.
The good news was that the only trouble she had with the pattern was that she is smaller than she thought (what a problem to have!). The solution to her problem was an easy alteration of just taking in the side seams. Bravo Nancy on such a beautiful jacket and a HUGE thank you for helping me by making the jacket.
Another follower, Brenda has also made the jacket. She and I will see each other next week and I will have a chance to see her finished jacket in person. Her fabric choices were very different from Nancy's. I'll post pictures after I see her.
So when will my patterns be ready? The answer is that I was delayed as I really wanted to get some feedback before I went any further. Now I have at least a little. I have been working on the design of the patterns and developing a logo. I'm happy to say that the logo is almost finished. Although you aren't seeing anything at the moment, progress is being made. So stay tuned!! I'm still moving forward, just a little slower than I had hoped.
I know for myself, when things don't go as I had hoped, it is so easy to say "oh well, it didn't work." Don't ever give up on a dream. I've learned that when I hit an obstacle to just find another way around it.
Have a great day everyone!

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  1. Nancy's jacket is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it. My jacket pattern and fabrics are still sitting on my desk as I got distracted by the several 'spin around' tops I made. And then on to some summer sewing. Soon...

  2. Hi Martha, Great to hear from you! I'm so happy to hear that you'll be doing the jacket. I know it will be wonderful. I'm always available for questions if you have any.